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A dream is defined as a fanciful vision of the conscious mind a fond hope or aspiration anything so lovely transitory etc as to seem dreamlike In the beginning pages of Fitzgeralds The Great Gatsby Nick Carraway the narrator of the story gives the audience a glimpse into Gatsbys idealistic dream which is later disintegrated No- Gatsby turned out all right at the end it is what preyed on Gatsby what foul dust floated in the wake of his dreams that temporarily closed out my interest in the abortive sorrows and short-winded elations of men Gatsbys character is slowly revealed to us slowly and skillfully and with a keen tenderness which in the end makes his tragedy such a moving one What might one say about Gatsby What did Fitzgerald mean when he named his novel the Great Gatsby It is evident how long Gatsby held on to his dream after evolving from an ordinary lower-class citizen but becoming this lavishing extravagant wealthy man After meeting Daisy Gatsby has a reason to strive to become prominent Throughout his life Gatsby deserved the title of being great Even before Gatsby was introduced Nick hints that Gatsby is ordinary from the beginning The first evidence of this is when Nick says Gatsby turned all right in the end There is a constant mysteriousness of surrounding Gatsby Everyone knows of him but no one really knows where he is from or who he really is Even from the readers first glimpse of Gatsby we see that he is reaching out for something only he can see There are many stories flying around about Gatsby For instance Jordan makes a comment I think he killed a man As Gatsby invites Nick to lunch in New York Gatsby confesses to Nick about his past even though most of it was made up He tells Nick he inherited great wealth from his family but in reality Gatsby gained his wealth all
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